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 George (St.) (g soft).George Eliot. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
George a’ Green.
As good as George a’ Green. Resolute-minded; one who will do his duty come what may. George a’ Green was the famous pinder or pound-keeper of Wakefield, who resisted Robin Hood, Will Scarlett, and Little John single-handed when they attempted to commit a trespass in Wakefield.   1
“Were ye bold as George-a-Green,
I shall make bold to turn again.”
Samuel Butler: Hudibras.

 George (St.) (g soft).George Eliot. 


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